Oregon: Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers sending out extra DUI patrols

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, Ore

Starting tomorrow and carrying through the weekend, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra DUII patrols. Deputies will be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers in and around northeast Marion County. 

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration; 

1. Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. 
2. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – one every 51 minutes 

What should you do if you see an impaired driver? 

1. Stay as far away from the other vehicle as possible. 
2. Do not try to pass the vehicle or signal the driver to pull over. 
3. Take notice of the license plate number along with details of the vehicle including make, model and color. Please do not compromise your own safety trying to obtain this information. 
4. Pull over or use your hands free device to call 911. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling. Give a complete description of the vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven. 

Once you call and give us the information, we will take it from there. Share our roads responsibly, please don’t drink and drive.

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